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Weekly IT Highlights on Cloud Outages, Security, Cloud Management Tools, and More

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Weekly IT Highlights on Cloud Outages, Security, Cloud Management Tools, and More


 

As Friday comes around, we want to recap some of the best stuff we read this week on DevOps, IT Skills, BYOD, and trends in private cloud. Enjoy!

Cloud driving DevOps transformation, importance

By Jamie Yap

Cloud computing has placed additional emphasis on communication and cooperation between enterprise developers and IT operations in order for the DevOps model to work and for business needs to be met effectively. 

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Five steps for a secure cloud transition

By David Maman

The lack of security configuration at one customer, of application vulnerabilities by other customers, can lead to data loss in your databases.          

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Cloud and the IT skills gap

By Pat Phillips

Clearly, in an enterprise environment many IT employees will continue to specialise, although it's important to remember that in order to advise on IT strategic direction effectively, and to identify whether Cloud services fit each case, a wider view is required. 

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Is The Cloud Really Ready For Business?

By Gene Marks

It's just that big, reliable cloud services are still going down too often. And big companies, with big IT staffs and big budgets, are suffering. And to small business owners, already nervous about this new technology, these events do not give us a warm and cozy feeling. 

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7 Infographics on Challenges of #IT Consumerization and BYOD

By Sasha Gilenson

EvolvenToday we can call BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) a full-on IT consumerization phenomenon. Yet, there is no real consensus yet on the best method for supporting the consumerization of IT brought about by BYOD Check out these infographics on the consumerization of IT and BYOD.

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4 Major Hurdles for Desktop Management

By Sasha Gilenson

EvolvenThe challenge for IT is having to manage a complex desktop environment, which is quickly changing and continually demanding the attention of IT. See these main issues that IT needs to address to stay on top of desktop management 

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Why Cloud Computing Needs To - And Will - Go Open Source

By Pete Chadwick

The next battleground for open source will be the cloud. With the ideals of the open source movement strongly in place, the cloud is an area where an empowered community can drive new innovation and technology advancements. 

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DevOps In The Cloud [eBook]

By Sasha Gilenson

EvolvenRecently we released a new, free publication for download, 'DevOps', an eBook that lets you learn from experts and industry analysts on how DevOps will make a difference for cloud.

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IT security: How do you deal with the unknown-unknowns?

By Bob Tarzey

You may not see the mass adoption of the cloud [in large enterprises] for five, ten or even fifteen years," said Dan Lamorena, a director in Symantec's storage and availability management group. "Many organizations won't change until it's time to refresh servers and other critical infrastructure. It just won't make sense before then. 

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Navigating the Rocky Road to Private Clouds

By Jeff Vance

You may not see the mass adoption of the cloud [in large enterprises] for five, ten or even fifteen years. Many organizations won't change until it's time to refresh servers and other critical infrastructure. It just won't make sense before then. 

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The impact of private cloud on IT service delivery

By Tony Lock

One potential response to the financial challenges facing IT could be the adoption of technology aimed at streamlining the IT delivery process, boosting physical infrastructure asset utilisation, and generally lowering overheads, and it's based on these promises that a number of key vendors are promoting, private cloud. 

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IaaS or PaaS: 10 Keys for your Cloud Strategy

By Ryan Shriver

Organizations developing their cloud strategy face many questions, none bigger than whether IaaS or PaaS is a better fit for them. While each organizations requirements are unique, based on industry trends there are emerging criteria that can influence your strategy. 

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Private Cloud: 5 Myths Exposed

By Jeff Vance

Just because you've gained efficiencies through virtualization doesn't mean you're a hop, skip and a jump from having full-blown private clouds. Anything but. 

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BI and Analytics in the Cloud – Best Practices for Getting Started

By Kevin Beasley

In a nutshell, the cloud implementation path you decide to follow should be based on the timeliness of the data you need to analyze and if you must process that data in real-time. 

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Peeling back the layers of the Platform as a Service market

By Bill Claybrook

Even though some claim the sky is the limit with PaaS, choosing the wrong Platform as a Service provider can quickly put a fence around your sky.

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Is the Software Defined Data Center the Future?

By Texiwill

Virtualization has moved us along so that the concept of virtual data centers is common place. A Software Defined Data Center is a virtual data center + automation in an easy to use form. It may not be easy to understand, but the usage is click a button.

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Scaling Agile requirements management to the enterprise level

By Scott Sehlhorst

a healthy enterprise will be collectively executing a cohesive and coordinated strategy. That implies coordination among teams— both in satisfying complementary objectives and in synchronizing product development and delivery activities. This drives two other lenses through which to view Agile requirements management in the enterprise. 

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What are the barriers to the cloud?

By Jack Clark

You're scaling up the number of cores, so the number of failures — hardware and system software failures — go up dramatically 

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5 Hidden Costs of Cloud Migration

By ISACA

In reality, cloud computing is like every other innovation. Security, cost and complexity don't disappear — they just need to be managed and accounted for. 

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Martin Perlin